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Pope Francis hears confession during a penitential liturgy in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in March (CNS)

Author Patrick Madrid’s new book is eloquent on the importance of sacramental Confession

Pope Francis kisses a child as he arrives for a meeting with altar servers in St Peter's Square on Tuesday Below: Pope Francis holds hands with youths during the meeting (CNS)

Pope Francis speaks German to thousands of young pilgrims in St Peter’s Square

Cardinal Gerhard Muller pictured earlier this year (CNS)

He really does believe that we cannot, in his words, use Church doctrine ‘as we please’

Pope Francis (AP)

Father Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann was ordered to stop exercising his ministry 29 years ago

A vigil calling for the release of Fr Dall'Oglio in Beirut, Lebanon (Photo: PA)

Meeting followed a video appeal from the family

Pope Francis meets the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, and his wife Linda (Photo: PA)

Francis will meet bishops, leaders of other faiths and people helped by Caritas

Pope Francis with Vatican spokesman Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi (CNS)

Only the Pope can address the real problem with the Holy See’s outdated media operation

Cardinal Francesco Marchisano delivering an address in 2006 (AP)

Italian Cardinal Francesco Marchisano passed away on Sunday

Pope John Paul I who was also known as 'The Smiling Pope' (CNS)

Document advancing beatification of ‘the Smiling Pope’ will be submitted this autumn

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to meet Evangelical Christian pastor Giovanni Traettino (PA) Below: Video of Francis arriving at the church (RomeReports)

Francis visits partially built Pentecostal church in Caserta, southern Italy